My legs have been incredibly sore since last week’s leg day (I was still hobbling on Sunday!) but today they were feeling better– and I’m working at home, it’s a gorgeous day, and it’s about darn time I went out for a run. So I did.
It was a decent one today; I set the timer for 40 minutes and headed out in a different direction than usual; this way had rolling undulating hills rather than the steep ones. It might go on the list of favorite longer run routes. Anyway, I covered 3.14 miles at a pretty steady pace, with one walk break. Moral of the story: I can still run.
Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned I got thrown into the deep end on a high-profile project? I came back from that meeting and my boss really wanted to lead the project– but my opinion was that I could do a better job than he would. We had some discussion (I said he had too narrow a focus, he said I wasn’t assertive enough, it was a very frank talk) but eventually his boss convinced/told him to let me lead it. Vote of confidence for me– but now I have this massive beast of a project to take by the horns. I need to have the first planning stage done by the end of September, I have a team of 10 very busy and capable people to wrangle, and I’m trying not to freak out about it. It might be a long-burning dumpster fire. My great-grandboss sat me down and said I need to have a Plan B, but not to tell anyone because people do better when they don’t think there’s an escape hatch? That’s not something I really wanted to hear. Anyway, I’m just going to roll on with cautious optimism for now, and get to work.